Saturday, September 22, 2012

Differences

While I have settled into life in New England and gotten comfortable with the routine and people, there are still little things that throw me for a loop. I was out at the bar last week to watch the football games with coworkers, when I ordered a vodka tonic. The bartender asked what brand and I told him rail. He looked at me like I was speaking Latin.

Apparently the cheap drinks here are called well drinks, and also now everyone knows I'm not Grey Goose-classy. Just keeping it real, people.

6 comments:

Georgia said...

Hmmm, I'm from the south where they are also called well drinks. Where is it called something else?

Shrtstormtrooper said...

Midatlantic, or at least parts of it.

Chris said...

Yep, well drinks here in Ohio too. I went to New England a few years ago and ordered a large pop - the woman looked at me like I grew another head. It's soda in New England - she had never heard the term "pop."

Anonymous said...

New England is quirky. It's pop in some places, but can be soda the next town over. Want to buy beer or coffee? You're going down to the packie (package store- search YouTube for Jackie's Packie) or to Dunkies. (Dunkin Donuts.). Home. :)

Anonymous said...

I guess I also think it's odd that a bartender had never heard non-brand name liquor called 'rail' before, and only used the term 'well.'

As for 'soda' and 'pop?' That is one of the great American mysteries...and 'pop' seems to be largely confined to the midwest, with it being called 'soda' everywhere else. How about just calling it 'soda pop?' ;) Makes everyone happy!

Nursing Job said...

Also from the south here where it called both "drinks" and "pop", naming things travels so fast this days, eh?